Most of the mainstream media decided that the most notable and newsworthy part of last Wednesday’s TOC/TRE: FACE-OFF event was the fact that an editorial member of Temasek Review Emeritus (TRE), Mr Richard Wan, the sole Singapore based editor of TRE, was finally lifting the veil of secrecy behind TRE and coming out into the open to speak to the public.
The air needs to be cleared. The rumors swirling around Mr Yaw Shin Leong which have now led to his fall from grace are still just that: Rumors and hearsay.
Both teams are in their locker rooms discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half.
It’s halftime in Singapore too.
People are out of work. And they’re hurting. They’re all wondering what they’re gonna do to make a come back. Now more than ever the future of our country seems uncertain. And we’re all scared because this isn’t a game. This is real life.
I was only a child in the eighties, but back then I still distinctly remember seeing Dr Toh Chin Chye on television, arguing in parliament that public healthcare is the responsibility of the government.
The air was electric. The mood was palpable. On the evening of January 26th, I walked into LT 23 at NUS expecting to see the opposition politicians, all fired up to pounce upon the lone PAP representative at the NUS Student Political Association (NUSSPA) Young Guns forum. I walked in expecting to see meek students just shyly eyeing the arrived guests with a sense of apathy, not caring about who sat before them or what the potential guests represented. What I saw surprised me. It was a very different scene from what my mind had envisioned for me.